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Male Authors Wanted

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Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
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Post by Margaret » Sun September 26th, 2010, 2:31 am

Do you want recently published novels? Iain Pears is well-regarded by critics. I've read An Instance of the Fingerpost, a highly intellectual mystery with some philosophical twists (see review), but he has several more recent historical novels out. Madison Smartt Bell's recent novel about Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, Devil's Dream (see review) is fantastic, though not for readers who want a novel to proceed in strict chronological order from beginning to end. A somewhat lighter but still thoughtful read is Steven F. Havill's mystery Race for the Dying (see review). Joseph Skibell's A Curable Romantic (see review) would be a fun one to discuss, too. Those are just a few I came up with in a random search of reviews on my site - there are more. Barry Unsworth. Robert Harris. Steven Saylor. Michael Chabon. Bernard Cornwell. David Liss.

Plus, as MLE points out, there are tons of older historical novels written by men.
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